Sammy is ready to be your new best friend!
This 11-month-old weighs about 47 pounds and is up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
This guy has the sweetest face along with a loving and friendly personality, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford.
“While he can be shy and timid at first, he warms up pretty quickly, especially with women,” said Shackelford. “Once you’re in his good graces, he is your best friend.”
He may be a bit more shy around men, but Sammy is gaining confidence and working on his leash walking skills! Sammy needs patience, but he is cuddly and will love you with kisses.
Sammy is currently in foster. Be sure to check out his entire profile. To learn more about meeting Sammy, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774, option 2.
Photos from DeSilva Studios
Meet Sandy, a sweet 5-year-old full of affection, waiting to find her forever home!
She is up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and is very friendly. Sandy is full of character and greets everyone with sloppy kisses and tail wags, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford.
This lovely girl may have playful bursts, but is easygoing and in the running to be the best cuddle buddy ever! Chasing her toys, cuddling and treats are some of her favorite things.
Sandy “has pretty good manners and can sit nicely for treats,” said Shackelford. “Sandy requires all the love and attention, so she needs to be the only pet in the home.”
Could Sandy be the loving companion you’ve been waiting for? To learn more about Sandy check our her entire profile.
To start the adoption process email [email protected] or stop by the AWLA during business hours to meet her!
Photos from Dirty Paw Photography
Youpi is a 7-year-old calico cat up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
She loves treats and playing, especially with her fuzzy mouse toy, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford.
This beautiful girl with emerald eyes can “come across a little standoffish with a smidge of catitude, but once she gets to know you she is a lovely girl,” said Shackelford. “She just needs a bit of time.”
Youpi enjoys pets and curling up in her cozy bed where she feels comfortable.
She’s looking for a patient and caring forever home where she can relax.
Youpi’s adoption fees have been paid! Learn more about Youpi by checking out her complete profile.
Schedule a time to meet Youpi by emailing [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.
An alleged dog poisoning attempt in Del Ray has been the big news story in Alexandria this week, but the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) said such incidents are exceedingly rare.
While the story has had some dog owners concerned about other possible cases of dog poisoning, Tony Rankin, chief operating officer for AWLA, said the attempted poisoning is ‘strongly believed’ to be an isolated incident.
“We have not had any reports of this nature in the almost 3 years that I have been here,” Rankin said. “I believe incidents like this are extremely rare, especially in a very dog-friendly community like Alexandria… we strongly believe this was an isolated incident and that the suspect only targeted one specific house.”
Rankin said that the story can serve as a reminder for locals not to leave their pets unattended.
“This said, I have always encouraged people to never leave their pets unattended, even in a fenced yard, and to always keep an eye out for anything that might pose a risk to their pets,” Rankin said. “This applies to their own yard, out on a walk around town, or out on a hike in the country.”
Rankin said it would also be a good idea for anyone with a pet to have poison control’s number readily available.
“I also strongly encourage anyone who owns a pet to keep the ASPCA Poison Control number in their phone, which is 888-426-4435,” Rankin said. “It can be an invaluable resource where a pet owner can get great advice if they think their pet has ingested something toxic.”
John Romano, an Alexandria resident, was charged with attempted poisoning of a companion animal. AWLA’s Board Chair Julie Conway asked that the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney prosecute the attempted dog poisoning case as a felony. Commonwealth Attorney Byran Porter told ALXnow the crime is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail.
The case is set for arraignment on Monday, Feb. 27.
Grover is a black and white pup with the most adorable ears who is looking for an active companion!
This energetic guy would make a great hiking, running and adventure partner, according to Erin Shackelford, a spokesperson with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Grover is still young — just over a year old — and pretty strong, and searching for someone to help teach him a few leash manners.
“Grover is smart and motivated by treats,” said Shackelford. “He’s already learned to sit!”
And of course Grover isn’t hard on the eyes either. This guy has adorable ears with one ear that always stands up!
Is Grover the adventurous companion you’ve been looking for?
To learn more about Grover check our his entire profile. To start the adoption process email [email protected] or stop by the AWLA during business hours to meet him!
Say hello to the lovely Citrine, a grey domestic shorthair with gorgeous green eyes who is just shy of 2 years old. She’s currently in foster and up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
This lady would make the perfect companion, as she’s very friendly and social, according to AWLA spokesperson Megan Hess.
“She loves to greet people,” said Hess. “And is happiest getting pets while sitting in a lap.”
Though Citrine recently had kittens, her children are ready to find their forever home and so is she! Is Citrine the wonderful companion you’ve been looking for?
Schedule a time to meet Citrine by emailing [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.
Helen is a 7-year-old black and brown brindle beauty searching for her forever home!
Helen is currently up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
This polite girl will sit for treats, is super chill and is easy going making her a great fit for any family, according to AWLA spokesperson Megan Hess.
“She’s a friendly little girl who greets everyone with enthusiastic tail wags and sweet little doggie kisses,” Hess said.
Her adoption fees have been generously paid for and this girl is ready for her forever home!
To learn more about Helen check our her entire profile. To start the adoption process email [email protected] or stop by the AWLA during business hours to meet her!
Little Theo is a 9-year-old tan and white dog searching for his forever home!
This adorable furry friend recently had a large cell tumor removed, but is feeling fine now and is ready to find his future family, according to AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.
His friends at Animal Welfare League of Alexandria had a few interesting facts about Theo to share:
- Spends time with other dogs and gets along with them, as long as he doesn’t have to share his food
- While his cell tumor may return, with proper care Theo can continue to be his peppy and happy self
- Loves to cuddle in your lap or his bed
- Enjoys short walks followed by long naps
- Proudly in possession of the cutest ears
- His adoption fees have been paid
Learn more about Little Theo and how to start the adoption process by emailing [email protected] or stop by the AWLA during business hours to meet him!
Meet the distinguished Kipper who is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
This 9-year-old is a gray and white short-haired cat who enjoys napping. While a big fan of napping, when he’s awake you’ll have the privilege of seeing his brilliant, startling green eyes. And he also has amazingly soft fur, according to AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.
“Kipper’s a chill fellow who would say his favorite hobby is watching the world go by, whether it’s from a window perch or by the side of his best friend,” Hardter said.
Be sure to stop by and visit Kipper today.
Find out more about Kipper by checking out his complete profile!
Schedule a time to meet Kipper by emailing [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.
The adoption fees for a pair of tabby cat brothers are covered in Alexandria.
It’s hard to tell apart Pakizim and his brother Pistikim, since both two-year-old cats have similar personalities.
“Both are inquisitive, affectionate and playful, rushing to greet you as you enter their enclosure to solicit attention with head butts and meows,” said Gina Hardter, a spokesperson with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. “But they are equally happy playing with a wide variety of toys together, with their goofy antics amusing everyone they meet.”
Through the month of December, it’s two for the price of none, because Pistikim and Pakizim’s adoption fees have been pre-paid by Priority Automotive as part of the AWLA’s Home for the Pawlidays event. Schedule time to meet them both at AlexandriaAnimals.org/